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Double-Baked Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Double-Baked Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Dress up an all-time favorite comfort food with savory fixings. This is an easy recipe that delivers big flavor. Better still, you can effortlessly double or triple it for a crowd. —Anna Mayer, Fort Branch, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2-1/2 pounds medium potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 5 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • 2. In a large bowl, mash potatoes. Add the sour cream, milk, butter and 1 cup cheese. Stir in the onion, bacon, salt and pepper. Spoon into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated though. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 363 calories, 21g fat (14g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 537mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

Reviews for Double-Baked Mashed Potatoes

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uwishtoo User ID: 6985376 255542
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2016

"I've made these for years but I used instant mashed potatoes since that's usually what I keep on hand anyway"

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 233244
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"Not dry like many twice baked potato dishes are. I left out the onions. It needed a little more flavor so I added a teaspoon of onion salt."

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 225447
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2015

"Pretty good potato recipe. Next time I might try cooking the onions with the bacon like a previous reviewer did."

squeaki73 User ID: 7581117 173236
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014

"Made these for Thanksgiving dinner to mix things up a bit. Was a hit with everyone including my college girl and her boyfriend who only got to see the picture. Will definitely make more often...."

Jan2 User ID: 116031 211267
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"That's supposed to be 5 star! Can't change it. Made this last night & it is yummy. Halved the recipe for the 2 of us, couldn't wait for company. Cooked the onion with the bacon. Also added a bit of green onion for colour. Will make again."

Craftyamr User ID: 6887433 168125
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"I can see making this with Roast Beef, Carrots

and Onion Soup Mix some how... to make it a Roast Beef Doubled-
Baked Mashed Potatoes. And, maybe a salad on the side."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2731069 108102
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"Omg! My husband and boys gobbled this dish up and requested for more..yummy yummy."

omnijen User ID: 6475476 103636
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"This is so good! This is my new favorite way to make these"

Potroast911 User ID: 3101033 184833
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"These were fantastic! A great alternative to gravy. I used green onions for a milder onion flavor."

carol58d User ID: 735386 101940
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"I didn't peel my red potatoes, used garlic and onion powder, no onions. Also substituted McCormick Bac'n pieces instead of real bacon & Kraft 4 cheese shredded cheese instead of sharp. We loved it."

afoth73 User ID: 1490711 127486
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"I didn't peel the potatoes because of a time constraint and I think this was even better that way!! My husband said this is one of his favorite potato casseroles I've ever made! I had to was delicious!!!"

sdsmall User ID: 5978799 118449
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"This is a fantastic recipe if you love twice baked potatoes but hate trying to refill the shells. When I made the recipe, I sauteed the onion with real bacon bits before adding it to the potato mixture."

silly girl User ID: 5270321 116409
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"This was incredible! I didn't add the onion either because some of my guest don't like them, but I did add onion powder and lots of garlic powder and more salt. I doubled the recipe and 6 adults I had here devoured it!! My husband is the quiet type and usually nods when I ask him if he liked something, this time he told me he LOVED it. Will be making it again on Monday!"

LauraManning User ID: 968398 127451
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

"Very good! I boiled the chopped onion with the potatoes since I didn't want to crunch into onion pieces. They mashed up nicely with the potatoes."

shortyan6el13 User ID: 5750444 101938
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"Very good recipe..didn't put in the onions because of someone being alergic to them..but kept everything else the same. Everyone really enjoyed it."

wombatt User ID: 4256084 184828
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010


christmasbaby User ID: 1156384 173235
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"I like to use french onion dip in place of sour cream and onion. It makes a much richer tasting dish and you don't have to worry about the onions getting done. My picky eaters don't like the pieces of onion and this gives me the flavor I want without the pieces they don't want. Thanks for another great recipe."

patriotsgrl User ID: 1783910 116408
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"these mashed potatoes were delicious, my husband raved about these potatoes and told me these were the best mashed potatoes I've made. I will be making these often"

wsr912 User ID: 4161794 101937
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"Made this recipe for a church dinner & everyone really enjoyed it. Read the comment about the onions not being done enough. I sometimes chop onion and add a tab of butter and microwave for a ahort period when recipe doesnt call for cooking the onions. This tends to cook midly & soften them up because my family prefers them more tender too."

FLT User ID: 3932205 127449
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"WOW - best potatoes I ever ate. I omitted onion and added garlic and parsley. I put slightly less cheese in mixture. I forgot bacon! but in future will put it on top with the cheese. It is amazing."

Raesnanny User ID: 5282739 101935
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"But I would omit the onions; my family prefers onions to be cooked longer than they were in this recipe."

shirley bassett User ID: 2920391 187901
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"Best ever!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1328576 169484
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"My family loves this dish. We do a variation of the recipe too, using cream of chicken soup, omitting the bacon and reducing the sour cream. I agree that the frozen hashbrowns work great too, for both preparations."

kraft1127 User ID: 5278582 173233
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"I used already prepared mashed potatoes as I needed it to be done quickly. It was wonderful!!"

abreendre User ID: 1799143 116406
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"I even use this as a main dish. With less sour cream it appeals to more in my family."

MY REVIEW User ID: 442803 184826
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"Our family calls this recipe "Aunt Karen's Potatoes," because Aunt Karen always brought them to family functions. And we love them! Aunt Karen divorced the Uncle, so we don't see her too often, but we still have her potatoes! Sometimes when we are in a hurry, we use frozen shredded hash browns in place of the potatoes. They aren't as creamy, but very handy when you are in a hurry."

pkhawley User ID: 3234743 187634
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"I have even frozen them before the baking step. Thaw and stir before sprinkling on cheese. I also like to sprinkle on some cheese cracker crumbs. Bake until heated through."

Bev Johnson User ID: 1621003 118448
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"I forgot to mention the Swiss cheese would replace the Cheddar."

Bev Johnson User ID: 1621003 211266
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"I've done variations of this for years as it's a great way to use up any leftover mashed potatoes. One of our favourite alternatives is to omit the onions and bacon and use garlic, parsley and Swiss cheese."

SwimCathy User ID: 4061162 184824
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"I neglected to mention that we add 8 ounces cream cheese to the hot potatoes."

SwimCathy User ID: 4061162 185060
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"Our family calls these "Party Potatoes." We have made them for years. It is the perfect way to "doctor" instant potatoes. I have made these for over 200 people using instant potatoes for catering or church events. They are always a success."

HobyB User ID: 5330145 169482
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"We already make something like this, but we add roasted pablano peppers for a kick. Any mashed potatoes with sour cream added is tops with us!"

pickleone User ID: 1928045 108100
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2009

"Fat free sour cream and reduced fat cheese work great in this recipe. Bacon could also be reduced."

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